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As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. There are some simple steps you can take and signs you can watch for that will help you save hundred if not thousands in car repair bills.
The Federal Trade Commission's publication "Taking the Scare Out of Auto Repair" is a 15-page booklet that is loaded with tips on car maintenance to keep your car running smoothly, how to spot trouble, choose a repair shop, and work with your mechanic. The PDF version is available for free from the Federal Citizen Information Center's Web site.